Lhasa, Tibet, China
Potala Palace is located in the city of Lhasa (Tibet) as was palace of Dalai Lama before he fled to India in 1961. It was winter residence of Dalai Lama from 7th century and played central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. It is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site. It symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet.